Peru - Museo Larco in Lima

The Museo Larco in Lima has wonderful collections. We were especially struck by the exquisite craft of these lifelike Mochican (pre-Inca) portrait heads.

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From the web site of the museum:

"Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history.

Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

...

Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art, after being exhibited in the world's leading museums. "

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